IUI to IVF? Questions


#1

I just had a D&C today - pregnant from my 3rd IUI - embryo stopped growing at 8 weeks. My RE seems to think I should try again with IUI since it “worked”. My question is this: since the egg quality is known with IVF, do you have less of a chance of ending up with a non-viable pregnancy? Especially at almost 40 - I don’t know how “good” my eggs are…
Katherine


#2

In my opinion, I’d do IUI again since it worked. Although they can recognize egg quality and watch embryos grow in the lab, there is still a chance of miscarriage. Many of my friends have gone through that with IVF. Also with ivf, egg quality can be worse because of the hyperstimulation.

I would discuss your concerns with your doctor. Then get a second opinion if you feel you need it. But, if it were me, I"d stick with the IUI.


#3

Dear Katherine, even if the egg quality is known , there are chances that you may still have an early pregnancy failure.

Regards,
Dr. Goral